Predict who will be cast as the 12th Doctor

Discussion in 'Doctor Who' started by Candlelight, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
    The modern show can't have elderly people who can't keep up with the action....the Undertaker would be screwed.

  2. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    May 7, 2010
    if you called helen mirren elderly i bet she'd tell you to fuck off
  3. Classic Fan

    Classic Fan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 20, 2003
    Tardis library
    Only if you're playing loud music outside.
  4. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

    Jan 31, 2007
    There are some rumours that 12 will be announced tomorrow, to gazump one of the sunday tabloids' hopes of scooping the Beeb on sunday
  5. Revdkathy

    Revdkathy BobTheSkutter's wife Moderator

    Oct 9, 2000
    being the perfect housewife
    Naw we b'ain't. We'ms Cornish (Kernewek).
  6. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    Three names who've allegedly auditioned:

    Dominic Cooper
    Domhnall Gleeson
    Daniel Kaluuya

    (Now I know Matt Smith was young, but Kaluuya's ridiculously young.)
  7. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 16, 2000
    South Pennsyltucky
    Here's the Starburst article on that.

    This has the stench of a PR clusterfuck around it, with the BBC forced to make announcements because they're leaking like a sieve. I wouldn't be surprised if Moffat's pulling his greying hair out.
  8. StCoop

    StCoop Commodore Commodore

    Aug 11, 2006
    Site's down.

    Maybe we should ask the NSA since they're bound to have an email with the name mentioned in it.
  9. Allyn Gibson

    Allyn Gibson Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 16, 2000
    South Pennsyltucky
    Brilliant. Doctor Who fandom has DDoSed Starburst's website.

    ETA: It's the Mail on Sunday that's planning on scooping the BBC's announcement.
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2013
  10. VDCNI

    VDCNI Captain Captain

    May 26, 2009
    London UK
    Dominic Cooper seems an odd one - would he really want to give all those films up, a touch too attractive for the Doctor as well but a good actor.

    Gleeson I only know from HP but he seemed fine.

    Kaluuya was great in Sucker Punch at the Royal Court but very disappointing at Trelawny Of The Wells at the Donmar recently. Never seen him on TV. Too young though surely.
  11. TemporalFlux

    TemporalFlux Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 13, 2002
    The End of Time
    For all those who want a black Doctor so badly, I just don't see Moffat throwing continuity out the window. They've been beating the "ginger haired" thing in the ground (which is a continuity thing tied to a 7th Doctor story). So unless we're getting Dennis Rodman, Sinbad or Wesley Snipes from Demolition Man, I don't see a black Doctor happening.

    This new Doctor seems to be Moffat taking the opportunity to close Doctor Who continuity. After that, all bets are off.
  12. Sci

    Sci Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2002
    Montgomery County, State of Maryland
    The Doctor can be tall or short; thin or portly; old or young; white-haired, black-haired, brown-haired, or blond-haired. I really don't think there's a continuity problem with him changing his skin color.

    And the ginger thing is a gag they've used twice. Hardly the same thing as an important piece of continuity or foreshadowing.
  13. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 3, 2012
    The bed of whoever pays for the night.
    Ooh, then the wait's finally over!
  14. Captain_Amasov

    Captain_Amasov Captain Captain

    Feb 6, 2008
    Interesting. I'll take Domhnall Gleeson out of those three.
  15. Timofnine

    Timofnine Vice Admiral Moderator

    Feb 25, 2001
    The World
    Russell Brand.
  16. Galactic Alignment

    Galactic Alignment Commander Red Shirt

    Aug 22, 2001
    I'll accept Kaluuya as the Doctor as long as they do an episode where his incarnation of the Doctor meets Tony Hancock.
  17. Emh

    Emh The Doctor Premium Member

    Jul 20, 2000
    Durham, North Carolina
    Finally? We've barely been waiting.

    Don't ever say that again, not even as a joke.
  18. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 27, 2007
    Yeah he's definitely got a "look" that could work for a 1000 year old alien. The eyes don't hurt either


    And he's ginger!
  19. The Stig

    The Stig Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 28, 2004
    Behind the wheel.
    Of the three, I've only seen the guy who's played Stark's dad in the Captain America movie. He wasn't particularly impressive.
  20. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

    Oct 31, 2004
    From what I've seen of Daniel Kaluuya's work (and it's not much) he seems to be at his best playing wisecracking everymen, albeit those with a slightly twist about them. If not the Doctor, he'd be a perfect companion, I think.

    I understand Dominic Cooper (probably the most recognisable name of the three) has a lot of movie commitments at the moment, so he'll probably be balancing all of these around. I can't see him not appearing on the show in some capacity, though.

    I've never seen Domhnall Gleeson's work, so he'll probably be the favourite to take the part. ;) Besides, it's about time we had a ginger, Irish Doctor. But seriously, of the three he seems the most likely to get the part.

    ... Unless all three are red herrings or have supporting roles on the show to complement a female Doctor. ;)